Posted on 4 December 2018
Speakers covered the breadth of activity across the three YBRI themes: Neuroscience, Immunology, Haematology and Infection, and Molecular and Cellular Medicine.
The conference agenda covered:
14.00 Welcome: Professor Deborah Smith, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research
14.20 Theme one - Neuroscience: Flash talks followed by a panel Q&A session
Aidan Horner: Memory, emotion and sleep: links to depression and dementia
Heidi Baseler: Visual Neuroscience in health and disease
Han-Jou Chen: Mechanisms and therapeutic opportunity in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia
15.00 Theme two - Molecular and Cellular Medicine: Flash talks followed by a panel Q&A session
Dawn Coverley: Understanding and exploiting CIZ1 biology for cancer therapy
Lianne Willems: Chemical biology approaches to study carbohydrate-active enzymes and their roles in human disease
Mark Leake: Next generation challenges in biomedical physics
Chris MacDonald: Using yeast to uncover novel mechanisms that regulate cell surface membrane proteins.
15.40 Coffee break
16.00 Theme three - Immunology, Haematology and Infection: Flash talks followed by a panel Q&A session
David Kent: Charting the cellular and molecular journey of single stem cells in ageing and cancer
Eve Roman: The Haematological Malignancy Research Network: an information strategy for population-based biomedical research at York
Paul Kaye: Where next for leishmaniasis at York?
Dimitris Lagos: The immune non-coding transcriptome: A treasure trove of therapies?
16.40 Closing remarks: Professor Jeremy Mottram, YBRI Director
17.00 - 18.00 Wine and cheese reception
The afternoon provided a fantastic opportunity to meet other researchers interested in the biomedical field and ask questions of the Director (Professor Jeremy Mottram) and Theme Leaders (Professor Anthony Morland, Professor Ian Hitchcock and Professor Jenny Southgate).